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Stephen Thomas Erlewine
is a senior editor for Allmusic. He is the author of many artist biographies and record reviews for Allmusic, as well as a freelance writer, occasionally contributing liner notes
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. He is also frontman and guitar
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ist for the Ann Arbor
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-based band Who Dat?
Erlewine is the nephew of musician and Allmusic founder Michael Erlewine
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. He studied at the University of Michigan
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, where he majored in English, was music editor (1993-94), and then arts editor (1994-95), of the school's paper The Michigan Daily
. He has contributed to a number of books, including All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul
, and All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop
- [ Stephen Thomas Erlewine] - autobiography and lists of personal favorite music